We are masters of wasting time. We are professional procrastinators, and the repetitive nature of our lives has caused us to start punching the clock and counting down the hours until we leave instead of focusing on productivity and efficiency. So if we are just surviving, if we are just riding the merry-go-round of life, if we are just punching the clock, why not do something RIGHT NOW to change your life?
What’s holding you back?
This is a reminder that no matter what you are facing today... YOU'VE GOT THIS!
I am moved to write a few words. In fact what spills out onto these keys and onto your screen is as much a raw reflection of my heart condition as a video or a face to face conversation, except this time I hope that by the end the voice reciting these words isn't solely mine, but is ours...
If you want to get in shape, you go to the gym and pump some iron, jog on treadmill, and fire off some sit-ups. If you are hungry, you go to the kitchen or to a restaurant and grab a bite to eat. But what do you do when you it is your soul that needs to be buffed up or fed?
Back after a short hiatus... BRETT IS BRINGING BACK THE BLOG!
We all have dreams and goals and bucket list items, but for many of us, we never seem to realize these goals. We can list off every reason why we couldn't possibly see those things come to fruition. We can faithfully recite every barrier, roadblock, and reason why we aren't good enough, and why the time isn't right, and why we just couldn't possibly make it happen. But what I've discovered is that we are loyal to a fault...
You rush through the front door of the office, you are carrying your laptop bag, some files, and a coffee, you are near panic, because you are going to arrive exactly on time, and you've got a big meeting just moments away, you turn the corner, and head towards your desk when in the midst of the flurry of half-hearted good mornings you're caught off guard and almost fall over as...
I've got some really big news that I'd like to share with you!
The Debut Episode of #EngageDaily - A Daily Vlog by Brett Esslinger!
And the answer to the question is (Drum Roll Please) .....
It's Time To Turn The Page...
Here's one thought that may change someone's day, but also has the potential to transform your future
Don't let your hurt or pain define you... JUST KEEP WALKING!
So what do you do on a down week where you can't seem to get things going... where your hustle and grind is still there, and you are still rolling, but your creativity seems to be bottomed out, and you just feel a little lifeless... what does one do in a situation like this?
Have you ever noticed that when you hear little kids playing that there is a lot of talk about things being 'fair?' They love this idea of equity. But I have noticed something else, they love to change the game, change the rules, and ensure that fairness somehow always ends up in their favor, and if we take a look at ourselves, I think that it is pretty safe to say that you and I play the game of life the same way.
This week we have jumped into the fray on the issue of being hurt by the church. I know this is a contentious issue and that many of you have a variety of thoughts and experiences on this matter, but I wanted to take a swim into the deep end, pulling from my past experience as somebody who has sat on both sides of the table, and who has in some minds, portrayed both sides of the spectrum, both good and evil.
In my first post I laid some groundwork to provide some context for who I am, and in my second post, I looked at the idea, IF YOU'RE NOT GETTING BETTER... YOU ARE GETTING WORSE. In that post, I just scratched the surface, so I thought I would pick up where I left off, and then pivot.
IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING BETTER... YOU ARE GETTING WORSE
We are so excited to invite you to our COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY!
Featuring: The Command Sisters Perks Coffee House DOUBLE DECKER, BBQ, Bounce House, DJ GRIZZ, Ijslolli Handmade Organic Popsicles & More!
The Party starts with Church at 1030am
The BLOCK PARTY Kicks off at 12 Noon!
Come and kick off the Summer with us at 282 KING STREET on Sunday, June 12!
YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND... I'VE BEEN HURT BY THE CHURCH!
If you have been around 'church' for any length of time then you have most likely heard this phrase before. There are many variations and wordings, but at the end of the day, you have most likely heard this said... Over the next little bit we are going to dig into what this looks like and how we can move forward